DRIVING TIP: Look For Parking Lot Hazards

Posted on August 21, 2013 by - Also by this author

DRIVING GEM: Parking lots present special challenges. You’re trying to find a place to pick up, drop off or park. While you focus on your mission, you must be aware of cars and pedestrians entering your path. We have had more than one close call as witnessed in a Drive Cam video where a car suddenly backs out of a parking space without warning. Be ready for this to happen. More importantly, be ready for the stray toddler that bolts from his mother’s hand and darts out between cars. Sadly, this is exactly what happened last Saturday in Delano, Calif., as a three-year old child was crushed under the front tire of a 4 x 4 lifted truck. The driver never saw the child dart out in front of her. Take your time in the parking lot. Be aware of your surroundings and train yourself to focus on each car that might back out in to your path. As a side note, if you are parked illegally to load or unload, watch for cars that might back out into your vehicle because they were not expecting it to be there behind them. — Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

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